Suzanne Eaton Fund

Suzanne Eaton
Suzanne Eaton

Suzanne Eaton was an American developmental biologist and professor of molecular biology at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, Germany who was killed July 2 on the island of Crete in Greece while attending a scientific conference there. She was married to ASCB member Anthony Hyman.

With the outpouring of grief and the desire of many to honor Suzanne as a remarkably pioneering scientist, mentor, and friend, a fund has been established in her memory.  Suzanne’s research was characterized by the ability to link seemingly disparate fields to answer fundamental, biological questions in new ways.  In this spirit, a mission of the fund will be to support young scientists to explore topics outside their core area in order to further their research.

If you would like to learn more about the fund or want to contribute to the fund, please use the following link:



About the Author:

Ruth Lehmann is a developmental and cell biologist at the New York University School of Medicine, where she is the Director of the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Professor of Cell Biology, and the Chair of the Department of Cell Biology.